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Is Older iPhoto Compatible With Catalina?

I’v heard that iPhoto is not compatible with Catalina and I should not upgrade to Catalina because the iPhoto images I have on external drives can not be imported. If this is true what should I do to be able to view/save those older iPhoto libraries?
Gary Bartholomew

Comments: 2 Responses to “Is Older iPhoto Compatible With Catalina?”

    2 years ago

    That’s right. iPhoto is many years old and hasn’t been supported for a while. Since Catalina requires all apps to be 64-bit, and iPhoto is 32-bit, it won’t run.

    So you’ve stuck with iPhoto for this long, not upgrading to Photos?

    But that is just the app. The libraries with your photos are data. You can still import old iPhoto libraries into the Photos app in Catalina. You don’t need iPhoto to do that.

    But what you can do is to switch to Photos now (in Mojave, I assume) and then when you upgrade to Catalina that is one less thing you need to worry about.

    gary bartholomew
    2 years ago

    I have been using iPhoto since it came out, but my iMac has High Sierra 10.13.6 and will not upgrade to Mojave or Catalina. I have two old external drives that are full and stored, I’m not sure what process I should use to import those. I do have a newer MacBook Pro running 10.14.6 Mojave. Maybe I could hookup those older hard drives to the laptop, import them and rescue them that way. Sorry I didn’t give my system info on the first question.

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